Spinal decompression is used to relieve pressure that has built up on the intervertebral discs in the back and neck. The procedure involves a gentle stretch to release every single vertebra in the spine from the sacrum to the base of the skull. Spinal decompression also helps to reshape and rehydrate damaged, herniated, degenerative, and bulging discs. It also works to relieve the pinched nerves and the resulting back pain and neck pain.
Spinal decompression therapy is performed to relieve pressure off the shock-absorbing discs that sit between the vertebrae. Spinal injuries, poor posture, or other health issues can damage these discs so they can no longer provide proper cushioning. This can cause severe pain in the neck and back. Spinal decompression therapy sessions are used to create quick, effective, vacuum forces inside of these discs. The vacuum pressure will pull fresh circulation and hydration back into the disc which will help to shape the disc back into its original healthy position. Reshaping the discs in such a way will take the pressure off any pinched nerves and relieves back and neck pain while disc can heal. Sciatica, neck pain, back pain, spinal injury and even headaches that stem from nerves pinched by degenerative, bulging or herniated discs can all be treated effectively with spinal decompression.
Correcting misalignments within the structure of the body are at the forefront of the focus in chiropractic care. As a multidisciplinary practice, DMC Healthcare provides a complete approach to healthcare which can combine treatments such as spinal manipulation and spinal decompression together for optimal results. A spinal injury or condition usually requires chiropractic care first to realign any subluxations. Disc problems may still be present after spinal adjustments and need treatment even after the vertebrae are realigned. Some patients also need complementary therapies like decompression to address all facets of their back pain, neck pain, spinal injury, sciatica, headaches, and more.
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